Managed my 11 mile run home despite the heat, a shitty day, that meant I forgot to eat until lunchtime, and 4 meetings that left me with a real tension headache- plus, as a bonus, I've ordered some new Brooks adrenalines off t'interweb.
Nice headband in your race report!- Edin marathon is a good place for a fast time, but a tiny bit erratic weather- wise ( and not great if it's ahot one with no water).
Things thrown at me?- glass beer bottles whilst cycling through Clyde tunnel ( but better than a collegue who was shot with an airgun whilst running)- no major damamge thankfully.
My schedule does look a bit mad when I look at it, but I'm slow, so it's not that impressive really- I just enjoy long runs in company, and I'll not stress too much about them ,as I know I'm not in PB shape for the marathons ( PB is an embarrassing 3:55 from about 4 years ago). Nothing like one of our local runners who does his 200th marathon ( although that number includes a lot of ultras) this weekend!
Tomorrow I'll hopefully get back to the run/ commute routine I was using last year to incrase weekly mileage in the summer months................good way to get the MLR done ( 10 miles to work)- but then I have to repeat it the next day, as I will have left the car at work, and public transprt not great.
I reckon that , even if I go for the Arran marathon as a "raced" marathon- which to me means probably going for 4:20, I can recover sufficiently to enjoy Clyde stride, which, being in mid- july, is ilkely to be entirely dependant on weather conditions, as, if it's hot, it's just a test of survival, and going slowly enough not to blow up.
Depending on how the Arran marathon goes, the Glasgow one is a second chance at my sub- 4:20 target, or a chance to better that if I manage it the first time out.
The 2 ultras at the end are nice and hilly, and aside from a fast, flat slightly downhill last 5k at Glen Ogle there will be no fast running involved at any point.